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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

Its final edition published in 1911, the "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia" filled 12 volumes with over half a million entries, the largest dictionary of its kind. (See the Wikipedia description here) This singular work of scholarship was never again revised or expanded -- but it's now available on the web. Click here to check it out. (For a little fun, look up the definition for "ship" -- complete with 251-point illustration of a merchant sailing ship)
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